Homicide investigators have shifted their focus to a different section of the Erb Street landfill in the hope that a new section of the dump will contain crucial clues in the disappearance and presumed death of Catherine Todd.

After a month and a half of sifting through tonnes of garbage in one corner of the Erb Street Landfill, Waterloo Regional Police Staff Sgt. Chris Downey says investigators will look in another area starting Monday. 

"At this point we've not been successful on what it is we are looking for," said Downey.

"So we finished that one area and now we're moving to another particular area ... closer to the entrance way to where the trucks come in. And we've got some information [and] we just want to satisfy ourselves with that particular area as well."

He said homicide investigators continue to look for Todd's remains as well as a loveseat that went missing from her Kitchener apartment.

The 48-year-old Kitchener woman vanished in March. She is presumed dead by Waterloo Regional Police.

James Parise, 25, faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with Todd's presumed death.